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Leicestershire & Rutland
Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Jubilee Hall

Chief Executive: Jake Atkinson
Jubilee Hall, Stadon Road
Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AY

Tel: 0116 235 3800

Parish & Town Council Code of Conduct Conference

Course tutors: Paul Hoey & Natalie Ainscough, Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd

The session will be delivered by Paul Hoey and Natalie Ainscough of Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd. They are the acknowledged national experts on the Local Government Standards framework. They both previously worked at the Standards Board for England where Paul was Director of Strategy and Guidance for eleven years and since setting up their own business they have worked with over 300 local authorities on implementation and development of local standards arrangements. Paul has also given expert evidence to both Parliamentary Select Committee and Committee on Standards in Public Life enquiries into local government standards.

Overview:

The Code of Conduct discussions will cover Members' conduct, standards and the requirements around declarations of interest. It will also look at the concepts of predetermination and bias.

There will be a presentation from Paul Hoey of Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd on the legislative requirements, then a series of real-case scenarios for discussion. The session will be as participative as possible. The scenarios will deal with 'behaviour issues' such as respect, use of confidential information, member/officer relations, tweeting and blogging etc. as well as an in-depth discussion on registration and declaration of interests.

Course outline:

10.00 Arrival and refreshments

10.30 Welcome – Jake Atkinson (LRALC Chief Executive)

10.40 Code of Conduct – Paul Hoey

11.15 Break

11.30 Code of Conduct – Paul Hoey/Natalie Ainscough

12.45 Lunch

13.30 Code of Conduct - Paul Hoey/Natalie Ainscough

15.00 Close

This course is suitable for all Councillors, officers and anyone that has an interest in the topic.

COST: £50 per delegate (members), £140 per delegate (non-members)

DATE: Thursday 2nd November 2017, 10am - 3.00pm at Jubilee Hall, Anstey

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED. PLEASE TELEPHONE THE OFFICE TO BE PLACED ON A CANCELLATION LIST.